The recent years where computers were on hype made way for faster and more productive operations; further when they became a household and a business necessity. They were a different kind of a giant leap for mankind indeed. Daily activities such as checking on your children to reviewing your business’ monthly sales were made convenient with the onset of software that are centralized on easing our most demanding tasks.
However, before you can marvel at their convenience, you first have to accomplish the overwhelming mission of handling the technical aspects of these devices that only experts can really manage.
Realizing this hardship that users experience, innovations were pushed through, and the fruit was a breakthrough called Cloud computing.
What is Cloud Computing?
These are software and applications that are run on the cloud, and the cloud is all about making the technological aspect of computer usage user-friendly. Information and networking security can now be re-enforced by this developing sub-domain. With cloud, you are broadening your resources and detaching yourself to the limitations caused by your hardware and your servers.
Most processes will therefore automatic as long as you keep the conditions required of you, especially in terms of anti-virus security.
How Does Cloud Work?
While most websites and applications are server-based, the cloud uses the computer resources available collectively. This enables everything run on it to be manipulated independently, eliminating your worry about external factors such as your hardware.
It is likened to ‘being in the clouds’, with everything in the worldwide web coming closer to your reach. The barriers that hinder interaction are also blurred by the cloud, so it no longer matters if you use Mac, Windows, or Linux.
However, nothing this great can progress without objections and this has become a special highlight in the computer business this 2013. Theories about its security measures and irreversible errors in its system have been in circulation for a while, giving rise to a diversity of predictions concerning the future of cloud computing security.
The features of cloud computing is attracting a large crowd and among this growing crowd are corporations who are interested in adopting it into their current system. It eases owners and employees alike who are having a hard time utilizing their modern resources. The cloud’s automatic processes can also eliminate your constant need for professional assistance, therefore cutting costs.
Individuals as well, will be looking into this. The rise of social networking will be supported by cloud’s impracticality on servers, enabling more people to connect with each other.
The Issue: Users are concerned that this convenience will not only benefit them, but also hackers and other cyber criminals. The designers of Cloud have assured them of the security of homographic encryption, which means there are encrypted data in the cloud that you and even security venders cannot contact.
Accessibility is a major factor that cloud developers are considering. Nearly everyone owns mobile devices, and have alleged feeling more capable when they have their hand-held gadgets, because through it they can access the internet and use applications wherever they go. Applying cloud in mobile devises will enhance the luxury of handling business transactions or dealing with emergencies anywhere you are. More and more mobile platforms will be absorbing cloud due to customer preferences.
The Issue: 2013 and 2014 are predicted to be the years where sever mobile attack will be launched, especially in Android phones. There is a cloud anti-virus program that does not rely completely on users for using it and updating it. As long as there is good internet connection, it will automatically update is virus signature directory, so it can identify threats whether old or new. This is applicable on all mobile gadgets as well.
A lot of businesses have acknowledged the ability of cloud to complement their current networks. The leisure that comes with adopting it into existing software applications has been predicted to improve online operations and expedite the completion of assignments.
The Issue: Businesses need optimum security. To avoid breaches, the cloud’s creators allow built-in security software to be transferred to the clouds. It is not one platform that can be the solution to all computing problems, but instead a compilation of various technologies that focus on the evolution of computer usage.